Martin Perez Esquivel passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at the age of 97.
He was born to Ursulo and Damiana Esquivel on Nov. 12, 1923 in Ray, Arizona. He was the youngest of 6 children. He married the love of his life, Lucy Carrillo and was married for 54 years. Together they had 5 children: Marion (Mario) Herrera, Sophie Lopez, Martin “Tin” Esquivel, Larry (Betty) Esquivel, Chuck (Jeanne) Esquivel. They were blessed with 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Martin worked for 32 years at Kennecott Copper Corp. and Asarco in Ray as an electrician. After he retired he worked for Copper Basin Railway for 2 years. He also served in the US Army for 2 years during World War II.
Martin loved to dance and sing, work on TVs, washers and dryers, and don’t forget “his black tape.” He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy, son Chuck, and grandson Michael.
Due to COVID-19, services at the Infant of Prague Catholic Church will be private. A Graveside service will be open to all on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at Kearny Memorial Cemetery.